Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era

Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
  • ThemeArchitecture/ UNESCO Heritage
  • CodeIRRS37
  • Duration6 hr(s)
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    What To Expect

    Exploring the 17th-century square built by Shah Abbas the Great;

    Exploring the 17th century grand palace in the western side of the square;

    Visiting the splendid Safavid mosque on the eastern side of Naqsh-e Jahan square;

    Visiting the Safavid palace of Chehel-Sotun dating back to 370 years ago;

    Walking along the 400-year-old avenue of Isfahan;

    Watching the longest historical bridge of Zayandeh-Rud dating back to 420 years ago.

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    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Ali-Qapu Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chahar Bagh Boulevard
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chahar Bagh Boulevard
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chahar Bagh Boulevard
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chahar Bagh Boulevard
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Chahar Bagh Boulevard
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge
    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era
    Si-o-Se Pol Bridge

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    Top 6 Places in Isfahan as an Open-air Museum of the Safavid Era

    The prosperity of Isfahan in the 17th century is reflected in the prominent monuments and icons standing at each and every corner of the city. The jewel on the crown of the developments in the Safavid era is the royal square of Naqsh-e Jahan surrounded by four glorious landmarks. Moreover, The royal palace of Chehelsotun, the vibrant boulevard of Chahar-Bagh shaded by old lofty trees, and the Si-O-Se-Pol Bridge (33 bridge) with its unmatched arches on Zayanderoud river provide glimpses to the Safavid grandeur. 


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    A) Naqsh-e Jahan Square
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STARTING

    Naqsh-e-Jahan Square

    Brewing ideas to move the capital of Safavid dynasty from Qazvin to Isfahan, being geographically, climatically, politically, and strategically more suited to the aims of the kingdom, Shah Abbas the Great ordered the construction of new monuments and sites in Isfahan, from 1592 to 1598. One of the earliest constructions, symbolically representing the 

    1 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Ali-Qapu Palace
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

     
    The main administrative center of the Safavids, in...

    3 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (Lotfollah Mosque)
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque  (Lotfollah Mosque)

    Not aligned perpendicularly to the square's eastern wall and put a little way back, you can find the entrance to Sheikh Lotfollah mosque. What captures your attention when you look at the entrance is the lack of minarets and the asymmetry between the dome and the portal. Based on the inscription around the entrance portal, the mosque was completed in 1604. Before you enter, have a look at the exquisite door which is a 400-year monolith plane tree. When you ...

    10 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    D) Chehel-Sotoun Palace
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER


    Persian garden reflects the rich knowledge of architecture, irrigation, and agriculture used by Iranians during long periods of history. It is omnipresent in Persian literature, music, and painting, preserving a special place in Iranians' unconscious. Persian gardens, generally rectangular in shape and enclosed within high walls contain symmetrical trees, water channels, and stone fountains. One of the most rema...

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